Shereen Marisol Meraji http://redriverradio.org en Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad http://redriverradio.org/post/summer-camp-state-prison-chance-bond-dad On the list of activities for this summer camp: visiting Dad in a maximum security prison. The nonprofit group Hope House runs three camps to keep children connected with incarcerated dads who might not be close to home.<p>There are also plenty of arts and crafts, mosquito repellent and campfire songs.<p>Carol Fennelly founded Hope House in 1998, after a Washington, D.C.-area prison was closed, sending thousands of inmates to far-flung institutions. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 48709 at http://redriverradio.org Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad 'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary http://redriverradio.org/post/do-right-thing-celebrates-its-25th-anniversary Spike Lee's <em>Do the Right Thing</em> was hotly anticipated when it was released 25 years ago.<p>The film about racial tension reaches a boiling point on a scorching summer day in Brooklyn.<em> </em>All the action takes place on one block in Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City; a block where African-Americans and Puerto Ricans live, Koreans and Italians work and the New York Police Department plays dirty.<p><em>Do the Right Thing</em> would go on to be nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay, where it ultimately lost out to <em>Dead Poets Society Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:53:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 46498 at http://redriverradio.org 'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary Bathrobes And Baby Carriers: The Stuff Of Manliness? http://redriverradio.org/post/bath-robes-and-baby-carriers-stuff-manliness This summer, <em>All Things Considered</em> is looking at the lives of <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">Men in America</a> and how things have changed — or haven't. Part of that is redefining masculinity, so the show asked me to ask guys about the stuff they equate with manliness today. (Submit your own stories in the <a href="#form">form below</a>.)<p>I started my very unscientific investigation on a Friday night at a Washington, D.C., barbershop. Fresh Cut owner Bernard Fernandez chose his Buick. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 46414 at http://redriverradio.org Bathrobes And Baby Carriers: The Stuff Of Manliness? A View On The World Cup, Seen From An LA Bar On A Midweek Morning http://redriverradio.org/post/view-world-cup-seen-la-bar-midweek-morning Fans of the U.S. soccer team gathered across the country to watch Thursday's World Cup match against Germany. More than a thousand people watched the game at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., and many others filled Grant Park in Chicago. Meanwhile, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji was with fans in Los Angeles, and she offers some of their reactions. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 46373 at http://redriverradio.org In LA, Barbers Cut Hair And Check Blood Pressure http://redriverradio.org/post/la-barbers-cut-hair-and-check-blood-pressure A Los Angeles doctor is training barbers to check their customers for high blood pressure. He's targeting the social hubs for black men because of the health risks associated with hypertension. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 46115 at http://redriverradio.org